In Celebration of All That Burdens Us
Author: Ségun Ògúntólá
Format: Paperback, 176pp
Publication Date: March, 2006
Publisher: Seaburn Publishing Group
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In Celebration of All That Burdens Us, Segun Oguntola, 1592320848
FROM THE PUBLISHER
In Celebration of All that Burdens Us brings together some of the writings of
Ségun Ògúntólá, a rising star in African literature.
It is a wondrous collection ranging from the personal to the societal, the
worldly to the spiritual and celebrating matters of the heart, the pursuit of
knowledge. There is pain in it, there is pleasure in it, and there is knowledge
The collection includes the poignant "The Broken Hearted", and "Blues for Ségun"
(both described by a reviewer as "Fresh and universal, a rare combo"); the
pious "Dusza", and "On a Night Journey, a Scene Witnessed, Chorus Heard"
(homage to the great Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski, and Martin Luther
King, Jr., respectively); the reflective "The Other Immigrant"; the
otherworldly "The Black hole Days" (an invitation into the life of a recent
immigrant in "glorious" New York City).
Perhaps the star of the collection is the heartening "The Thoughts of a Man Who
Recently Reunited with His Destiny" (penetrating in its insight into the mind
of a cruel man on the verge of redemption).
In Celebration of All that Burdens Us heralds the emergence of a promising
writer, a novel voice.
Ségun Ògúntólá was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He read International Studies at
CUNY. He was a World Affairs Fellow of the Ralph Bunche Institute on the United
Nations. His works have been published in, among others, Ictus Review, QBR the
Black Book Review and the African.
He lives in New York City.